North Sydney Olympic Pool
The North Sydney Olympic Pool is a swimming and exercise complex located adjacent to Sydney Harbour at Milsons Point in North Sydney between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. Designed by architects Rudder & Grout in the Inter-War Free Classical style with art deco-style decorations, the Olympic-sized outdoor pool was built on part of the Dorman Long workshops site following the completion of the Harbour Bridge. The pool opened 4 April 1936 and hosted the swimming and diving events for the 1938 Empire Games. Heating was added in 2000 and a 25m indoor pool was added in 2001. Despite the name, it was not the aquatic venue for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; the aquatic events took place at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney Olympic Park.
In all, 86 world records have been set at the pool by such swimming greats as, for example, Jon and Ilsa Konrads, Lorraine Crapp, Frank O'Neill, Judy Joy Davies, John Devitt, Shane Gould and Michelle Ford.
The venue is operated by the local North Sydney Council, providing public access to the two pools, a gym, and a sauna and spa.
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